Three Months of Artisanal Cheese
Each month, Petrossian offers a collection of three of the world's finest gourmet cheeses. The selection changes at the end of the month, so make sure to check back often to see our latest trio.
August's Cheese of the Month Collection includes:
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Caciotta al Tartufo
Umbrian mountains have always been famous for its black truffles. This cheese adds these to Caciotta al Tartufo. A sumptuous blend of cow’s and sheep’s milk aged 60-75 days, it is generously mixed with these quality black truffles. While most truffle cheeses are just a bland cheese dressed up with truffle flavor, this one truly stands out. The earthy truffle flavor is nicely balanced by the vibrant tang in this pliable, fluffy cheese. The creme fraiche-like brightness serves as a base for the deeper flavors the mushrooms bring. Pairings: Lambrusco wine or Sardinia Red Cannona with pears or figs.
This hardy cheese from France couldn't be more different from its neighbor Camembert. Looking like a cratered, dusty cannonball, Mimolette is infamously difficult to open for its super-hard, craggy countenance. Inspired by Dutch Edam, it has since gone in a unique direction; the appearance and floral aroma of the rind is the work of tiny mites, specially evolved to cheese. The French call them tiny affineurs for their important role in the aging process.
Pairings: Merlot or a smooth medium red. Stronger beers will also pair great with this cheese
Cornilly goat cheese is manufactured in the town of Berry, located in the Pays de la Loire region of France. The small wheels are usually aged for about a month, during which time; the cheese develops a delicate white and blue rind. The Cornilly goat cheese is wonderful crumbled over a salad or presented with some crackers as part of a cheese platter.
Pairings: Try pairing your Cornilly with a Burgundy or a Cote de Beaune, or a dry sparkling beverage. If you are a fan of beer, opt for a pairing with a strong wheat flavor.
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